Sternberg Press

Sternberg Press is a Berlin-based publishing house of art and cultural criticism, creative nonfiction, and literary and experimental fiction. Founded by Caroline Schneider in New York in 1999, it aims to support both new and established writers and nourish lasting editorial relationships. The press is committed to publishing books with an interdisciplinary focus on contemporary visual culture and related critical discourse.
 
Berlin / London
 
827 titles
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White West - The Afterlife of Fascism
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Fascism, neo-colonialism and capitalism.
Brian Dillon - In Pieces - Writings on Art, Etc.
2022
English edition
forthcoming
A collection of critical, polemic, and personal essays composed in the past decade.
From the Pot to the Earth at Rochester Square - A composition of artworks, dinners, words and people
2022
English edition
forthcoming
How urban spaces are finding new life through communities of gardeners, cooks, ceramicists, and creatives.
Daniel Schreiber - Blind Gallerist
2022
English edition
forthcoming
The memoir of a blind but clairvoyant gallery owner.
Jacob Lund - The Changing Constitution of the Present - Essays on the Work of Art in Times of Contemporaneity
2022
English edition
forthcoming
How our experience of presence, time, and history are articulated in contemporary artistic practices.
Swamps and the New Imagination - On the Future of Cohabitation in Art, Architecture and Philosophy
2022
English edition
forthcoming
An exploration of the "swampy" zone between the human and the other forms of life that make up his ecosystem and his environment, at the intersection of art, architecture and philosophy, in the perspective of a posthumanist ecology.
What happens between the knots? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 3)
2022
English edition
forthcoming
The third volume of the Wattis Institute's annual reader is informed by themes found in the work of Cecilia Vicuña, including ecofeminism, indigenous forms of knowledge, poetry and politics, dissolution and extinction, exile, dematerialization, regeneration, and environmental responsibility.
Curating beyond the Mainstream - The Practices of Carlos Capelán, Elisabet Haglund, Gunilla Lundahl, and Jan-Erik Lundström
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Through four case studies, Curating beyond the Mainstream researches decolonial and other non-hegemonic approaches to the profession of curating in Sweden from the 1960s to the early 2000s.
Assuming Asymmetries - Conversations on Curating Public Art in the 1980s and 1990s
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Through conversations with curators and participating artists, this book revisits some of the most groundbreaking yet under-researched European and US public art exhibitions of the 1980s and 1990s.
Ramon Amaro - The Black Technical Object - On Machine Learning and the Aspiration of Black Being
2022
English edition
forthcoming
A contemplation on the abstruse nature of machine learning, mathematics, and the deep incursion of racial hierarchy.
Pierre Guillet de Monthoux - Curating Capitalism - How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy
2022
English edition
forthcoming
How art and the artist inspire business: an examination of the origins of this relationship from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol.
E-flux journal - Wonderflux – A Decade of e-flux Journal
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Wonderflux brings together a group of longtime contributors with graphic artists to collaborate on illustrated essays and develop a new pictorial language around some of the emergent consistencies and overarching issues that defined the first decade of e-flux journal.
E-flux journal - Navigation Beyond Vision
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Navigation and montage in Harun Farocki's work.
Climate Engineering
2022
English edition
forthcoming
An inventory of the controversies surrounding the issue of geoengineering, as a set of the large-scale intervention into the earth's natural systems attempting to counter the adverse effects of climate change.
Microbiome
2022
English edition
forthcoming
An update on the issues at stake in the study of the human microbiome (various bacteria, viruses and micro-organisms that compose the human body's ecosystem), shedding new light on the relationship between humankind and nature and the new micro-biopolitics we are now facing.
EP Vol. 3 - Post-Craft
2022
English edition
forthcoming
The new meaning of craft.
Nicolas Bourriaud - Inclusions - Aesthetics of the Capitalocene
2022
English edition
forthcoming
The current ecological crisis brings about a new relational landscape: an unprecedented collapse of distances creates interspecies promiscuities and a crisis of the human scale. In Inclusions, Nicolas Bourriaud proposes that artists are the anthropologists of this new era.
Sven Lütticken - Objections - Forms of Abstraction, Volume 1
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Forms of Abstraction engages with abstraction not as a formal option in art, or as an airy theoretical speculation, but as an operational force that has redesigned our world, and continues to do so.
Beatrice von Bismarck - The Curatorial Condition
2022
English edition
forthcoming
An analysis of the relations created by the curatorial—relations that also constitute it.
Joseph Kosuth - Redefining the Context of Art, 1968 and After - The Second Investigation and Public Media
2022
English edition
forthcoming
This first comprehensive survey of Joseph Kosuth's work with public media centers on his pioneering project The Second Investigation (1968–74).
Nida Sinnokrot - Palestine Is Not a Garden
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Through Sinnokrot's agriculture research platform Sakiya, and other ongoing projects that span moving image, sculpture, and socially-engaged practice, Palestine Is Not a Garden examines the potential to develop counter-strategies that effectively decolonial the social, political, economic, and narrative structures that goven relationships to nature in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
Elizabeth A. Povinelli - E-flux journal - Routes & Worlds
2022
English edition
forthcoming
Elizabeth Povinelli's anthropology of the otherwise locates itself within forms of life that run counter to dominant modes of being under late settler liberalism. In these essays, she considers the emergence of new worlds and the extinguishment of old ones, seeking to develop a social imaginary that can sustain radical potentiality without turning a blind eye to our deep interdependence.
Between the Material and the Possible - Infrastructural Re-examination and Speculation in Art
2022
English edition
From "institutional critique" to "infrastructural critique" .
Denise Ferreira da Silva - Unpayable Debt
2022
English edition
An examination of the relationship between coloniality, raciality, and global capital through a black feminist poethical framework, inspired by Octavia E. Butler's sci-fi novel Kindred (first volume in the On the Antipolitical series).
Leslie Thornton -
2022
English edition
An overview of the influential work of a key figure in experimental film and video.
Nathalie du Pasquier - RO-SÉ - A Book as a Bridge
2022
A hybrid monograph/artist book of Nathalie Du Pasquier's work.
Diamela Eltit - Custody of the Eyes
2022
English edition
A story that explores how power is enacted on and through the body—the physical, the social, and the political.
Valerie Solanas - Up Your Ass
2022
English edition
Valerie Solanas's rarely published, legendary play, Up Your Ass, explodes social and sexual mores and the hypocritical, patriarchal culture that produces them through her signature irreverence and wit, incisiveness and camp.
YWY, Searching for a Character between Future Worlds - Gender, Ecology, Science Fiction
2022
English edition
A conversation about science fiction and robotics, ecology and gender, Indigenous Futurisms and what it means to be human.
Intersubjectivity - Vol. 3 – Relative Intimacies
2022
English edition
Technology, intimacy and alternative intersubjectivities.
Zach Blas - Unknown Ideals
2022
English edition
An inquiry into Zach Blas's singular practice through a series of newly commissioned essays, an interview and writings by the artist himself, expanding on the technological, queer, filmic, and cultural inquiries that comprise the rich world of Blas's practice, exemplary among his generation of digital artists.
Shona Illingworth - Topologies of Air
2022
English edition
How research-led practices in the arts can develop legal frameworks for understanding the future of digital technologies and their relationship to airspace.
Gregor Schneider -
2022
bilingual edition (English / German)
Art historian Raimund Stecker looks back at the ever-changing work of German artist Gregor Schneider, who has been transforming his own domestic world since his youth.
Terry Smith - Curating the Complex & The Open Strike
2022
English edition
A visionary analysis of what Terry Smith identifies as the "visual arts exhibitionary complex."
Training for the Future - Handbook
2022
Training for the Future is a training camp where audiences are turned into trainees to "pre-enact" alternative scenarios and reclaim the means of production of the future. This handbook gathers training manuals, interviews, and documentation of the various training camps that took place from 2018 to 2021.
Michael Stevenson - Disproof Does Not Equal Disbelief
2022
English edition
An unconventional invocation of Michael Stevenson's practice over the past 35 years.
Radicalizing Care - Feminist and Queer Activism in Curating
2022
English edition
What happens when feminist and queer care ethics are put into curating practice? What happens when the notion of care based on the politics of relatedness, interdependence, reciprocity, and response-ability informs the practices of curating?
Art Writing in Crisis
2021
English edition
The social and political dimensions of art and art writing in the contemporary context.
Amazonia - Anthology as Cosmology
2021
English edition
Amazonia: Anthology as Cosmology is devoted to Amazonia, its peoples, allies, and nonhuman spirits, and their myriad material and immaterial practices, from certain cosmopolitics and visual languages to past and present forms of resistance.
(How) do we (want to) work (together) (as (socially engaged) designers (students and neighbors)) (in neoliberal times)? - Public Design Support, 2016–2021
2021
English edition
A critical examination of the Studio Experimentelles Design's politically and socially committed approach, questioning the social implications of design as well as the working conditions of designers today.
 Goldin+Senneby - Economic Ekphrasis - Goldin+Senneby and Art for Business Education
2021
English edition
What happens when social scientists write about artworks? How does it affect the academic environment of a business school and how does it change the perception of art? Can it be used as a novel scientific method in the business studies?
Tensta Museum - Reports from New Sweden
2021
English edition
This publication documents and discusses Tensta konsthall's experimental multi-year project "Tensta Museum: Reports from New Sweden" that ran from 2013–18 in Tensta and beyond. By pretending to be a museum, the project created a richly contrasting patchwork stretching over six years, in which manifold interests and expressions together formed a narrative with tensions and conflicts erupting around questions like "what history and heritage?," "to whom do they belong?" and "what about the present?"
Why are they so afraid of the lotus? - (A Series of Open Questions, vol. 2)
2021
English edition
The second volume of the Wattis's annual reader, ​A Series of Open Questions.
Oceans Rising - A Companion to “Territorial Agency: Oceans in Transformation”
2021
English edition
Forty-one contributions by artists, scholars, scientists, and ocean activists in response to the current dramatic evolution of the oceans.
Boris Groys - Logic of the Collection
2021
English edition
An essay by the distinguished philosopher and theorist of art and media on the current evolution and possible future of museum collections practices and strategies.
Želimir Žilnik - Feminist Takes - “Early Works” by Želimir Žilnik
2021
English edition
The prospects of revolutionary feminism, from Želimir Žilnik's canonical film.
Elisabeth Haarr -
2021
bilingual edition (English / Norwegian)
Retrospective monograph.
Yannis Tsarouchis - Dancing in Real Life
2021
English edition
Retrospective monograph of the Greek painter Yannis Tsarouchis (1910-1989).
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